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Join The Watermill Center for an intimate evening with members of Niamuck Land Trust!


NLT Co-CEOs Tela Troge and Shane Weeks, author of “Good Neighbors: A Shinnecock History from a Shinnecock Perspective,” will share information regarding the work and purpose of the Graves Protection Warrior Society, the mission of NLT, Shinnecock history, and history of the indigenous people of Long Island. Books will be available for purchase.

Viewpoints is The Watermill Center’s year-round conversation series, granting art enthusiasts the opportunity to gather and discuss creative themes vital to the contemporary moment. Viewpoints engages with the community through intriguing dialogue, artist talks, and lectures that span across disciplines.


Niamuck Land Trust (NLT) was founded in November 2021 by members of the Shinnecock Nation Graves Protection Warrior Society (GPWS). NLT, comprising permanently and solely of members of the Shinnecock Nation, is committed to working to protect, preserve and purchase indigenous burial sites and culturally significant sites sacred to the Shinnecock Nation and their neighboring indigenous communities. With a strong base on cultural education of and for the Shinnecock community, NLT was founded as an entity with the ability to raise funds and other resources to facilitate land acquisitions and continued stewardship of these sites as they are acquired for preservation, ceremonial, and educational purposes.


All attendees must be fully vaccinated, and present proof of vaccination during check-in. Those unable to show proof of vaccination will be turned away. For the foreseeable future, unvaccinated children are unable to attend. Masks are required indoors.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for the check-in process.

The Watermill Center is committed to providing accessible programs and services for all patrons and artists with disabilities. For further information about any accessibility issues or needs, please email us at info@watermillcenter.org

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